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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-14/2210 Updated – measures in Italy

Reception of Ukrainian refugees

Misure per l'accoglienza per i rifugiati Ucraini

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 31 March 2022 – 31 December 2023
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
Author Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)
Measure added 06 May 2022 (updated 19 June 2023)

Background information

This measure is part of the 'Ukraine Decree' bill approved by the Senate on 31 March 2022 to convert Decree-Law No. 14 of 25 February 2022 on urgent provisions on the crisis in Ukraine (A.S. 2562) into law. The measure was approved on first reading by the House during the 17 March session in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by the war with Russia.

Content of measure

In order to address this emergency, the budget for the Ministry of the Interior was increased by €54.162 million for 2022 in order to support the activation, rental and management of detention and reception centres. 3,000 places have been activated in the Reception and Integration System (Sai), which involves the network of local authorities. Immigrants who have not qualified for international protection or other qualification required by the regulations in force can still be received at reception and integration facilities. This is a change that has been implemented in response to the war in Ukraine and the influx of Ukrainian refugees in Italy.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

18 April 2023

The Law No. 16/2023 extends measures related to assistance and reception activities for persons from Ukraine seeking temporary protection, extends the duration of the relevant residence permits, intervenes on assistance measures for unaccompanied minors from Ukraine and temporarily increases the staff of the National Commission for the Right of Asylum.

Use of measure

Data on the implementation of the measure is not yet available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement.

Views and reactions

No data available.



Eurofound (2022), Reception of Ukrainian refugees, measure IT-2022-14/2210 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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